Health Office

 

Janice Shingledecker, MSN, RN-CSN

Woodmont Elementary School Nurse

Email: janice.shingledecker@montville.net

Phone: 973-331-7100

Got Messages and Questions: x1810

Attendance Mailbox   x1811

Please note all absences must be either emailed or called into the nurse

Fax: 973-316-4651

Parents- at the end of each week, I will be sharing Woodmont's Health News.  Please look for "Mrs. S Weekly Message" in your email inbox.

 

Role of the Certified School Nurse

A Certified School Nurse is a professional Registered Nurse with a NJ teaching certificate.  She is a health services specialist who assists students, families, and staff in attaining and maintaining optimal health and healthy attitudes. . The primary function of the Certified School Nurse (CSN) is to strengthen the educational process through the improvement and promotion of student health.  CSNs carry out t his primary role by promoting health and safety, intervening with actual and potential health problems, and actively collaborating with administration, teachers, and support staff to build strong student/family relationships for student self-management, self-advocacy, and learning.

 
Goals of the School Health Program

The goals of the school health program are carried out by the certified school nurse.  She provides and manages mandated NJ State School Health Services, such as:

  • Assess illness(es) and injuries and determines interventions

  • Maintains health and immunizations records for school attendance

  • Manages exclusion of students with infectious conditions

  • Provides vision, hearing, blood pressure, height, weight and scoliosis screenings as per Administrative Code

  • Administers medication as per Administrative Code and school district policies

  • Provides Health Education instruction

  • Provides health and nutrition counseling as needed